If you decide to travel to Biei, you’ll want to make a reservation for your accommodation. There are various types of accommodations in Biei, so you can choose according to the purpose of your trip. This time, we will introduce recommended hotels with hot springs, cottages and lodges in Biei. Enjoy your trip to Biei at your favorite style of accommodation!
Table of contents
- BIEI Villa RUBESHIBE HILL
- Book a Cottage to relax!
- Hotels and inns in Shirogane Onsen to enjoy hot springs
- Cozy B&Bs
BIEI Villa RUBESHIBE HILL
BIEI Villa RUBESHIBE HILL, where you can rent out the entire building as a private space, is the perfect hut for those who want to spend a relaxing and private time with family and friends. Since the site is about 46,000 square meters, the only sounds you can hear are the sound of the wind blowing through the trees and the whispering of birds. You can forget the noisy days in the city!
There are convenient cooking utensils such as tableware, a microwave oven, a refrigerator, a rice cooker, a toaster, and a coffee maker, so you can bring your own ingredients and cook yourself or enjoy a BBQ. In addition, a laundry room, baby chairs, tableware, and beds are provided for children.
There are two types of villas, “NITAI” and “RERA”. Let’s take a look at the features and differences between each!
“NITAI” with Romantic Atmosphere!
“NITAI” means “forest” in the Ainu language. As its name suggests, the spacious living-dining room has panoramic windows overlooking the courtyard and forest. The lounge with its photogenic wood-burning stove can be used at any time during your stay.
“NITAI” features a spacious living, dining and kitchen area of more than 50 square meters, three rooms with different concepts, and a large jacuzzi where two people can relax. The view from the jacuzzi is especially popular, and you can enjoy it as if you were in an open-air bath by opening the windows and letting in the fresh air.
With romantic atmosphere and spacious rooms, “NITAI” is widely beloved from couples to group accommodations.
“RERA” for Private Stay
“RERA” means “wind” in Ainu language.
“RERA” has 3 twin bedrooms with full bathrooms, and is located a little away from the clubhouse, so you can spend your private time without meeting other visitors.
Furthermore, since the villa is equipped with an elevator, people of all ages can enjoy the peaceful stay!
- Address：1686-16, Biei, Kamikawa District, Hokkaido 071-047
- TEL：03-6811-0919 （9:00～18:00 24/7）
- Access：12 min. by car from Biei Station
- Official HP：https://www.rubeshibehill.com/j/
Book a Cottage to relax!
For those who want to relax with family and friends, we recommend a cottage where you can use a whole building. It has a sense of privacy, so it’s safe to travel with children. Cottages do not offer hotel-like services, so meal times are fixed.
Cottage SPOONVALLEY (スプウン谷のザワザワ村)
Cottage SPOONVALLEY, which stands in the middle of the 280,000m² private farm “Spoon Valley”, is a two-story cottage house and is limited to 5 groups per day. The charred butter-colored cottage perched on a sprawling hill looks like something out of a picture book. The private space of 80m² in the room has a terrace, so you can use it like a villa.
There is also a hammock in a sunroom overlooking the hill, so you can forget your daily life and spend a relaxing time. Meals are carefully cooked with ingredients grown on own farm and delivered to your room.
Cottage SPOONVALLEY is a remnant of a farmhouse from the pioneering era more than 100 years ago, and is a valuable location even in the hills of Biei. Why don’t you stay in the middle of the hill and enjoy a relaxing time?
- Address：Hokkaido, Kamikawa District, Biei, Omura, 大久保協生
- TEL：0166-92-7037 （8:30〜21:00）
- Check in：15:00（If you arrive later than 18:00, please make a call）
- Check out：10:00
- Access：5 min. by car from Biei Station
- Official HP：https://spoonvalley.com
Shiki (美瑛の小さな宿 四季)
Shiki is a cottage limited to 3 groups per day. There are large, medium, and small types of cottages. The large type uses futons for up to 5 people, the medium type uses futons for up to 4 people, and the small type has 2 beds and a sofa bed for up to 3 people.
Meals are served in the main dining room. The owner and his wife are certified Hokkaido Food Meisters, so you can enjoy European-style home-cooked meals that make the most of the ingredients produced in Biei, along with homemade bread and wine. For breakfast, you can choose between Japanese and Western dishes.
The second floor of the main building can be used as a living room, so you may enjoy interacting with other guests! From autumn to early spring, we recommend spending time relaxing in front of the wood-burning stove.
- Address：6-1 Ikoigaoka, Biei, Kamikawa District, Hokkaido
- Check in：15:30
- Check out：10:00
- アクセス：10 min. by car from Biei Station
- Official HP：http://www4.plala.or.jp/shiki-biei2007/index.html
Hotels and inns in Shirogane Onsen to enjoy hot springs
For those who want to soak in a hot spring while traveling, we recommend staying at a hotel or inn in Shirogane Onsenkyo.
Shirogane Park Hills (白金四季の森ホテルパークヒルズ)
Shirogane Park Hills is a hotel where you can enjoy a wide variety of locally produced buffet dishes and hot springs.
There are Japanese-style and Western-style hot springs, and you can enter both by switching, so you can enjoy two types of hot springs with different atmospheres. Feel the energy of the forest and relax in the open-air bath!
Meals are a buffet that makes the most of seasonal flavors. The rice, milk, pork, and beef are made in Biei as much as possible, so you can fully enjoy the safe and secure local ingredients.
You can also use the indoor hot pool for a limited time from July to September. Rental swimsuits are also available, so even if you don’t have a swimsuit, you can still enjoy yourself. There is also a kids corner and a game corner where children can have fun, so it is recommended for family trips.
- Address：Hokkaido, Kamikawa District, Biei, Shirogane
- Check in：15:00
- Check out：10:00
- Access：25 min. by car from Biei Station（旭川空港・スマイルホテル旭川より無料シャトルバスあり）
- Official HP：https://www.biei-hotelparkhills.com
SHIROGANE ONSEN MORINO RYOTEI BIEI (森の旅亭 びえい)
Located in Biei Shirogane no Mori, SHIROGANE ONSEN MORINO RYOTEI BIEI is a Japanese-style hot spring inn where you can relax with the scent of Sukiya-zukuri wood and free-flowing hot spring water. All 17 rooms have a view of Hokkaido’s natural forests such as white birch, Ezo spruce, and Sakhalin fir.
In addition to Japanese-Western style rooms and Japanese-style modern twin rooms, there are rooms with open-air baths separated from the main building. The food is a Kaiseki course that uses rice and vegetables from Biei, as well as meat and fish from Hokkaido. Forget the hustle and bustle of the city and spend a luxurious time in the quiet forest!
- Address：10522-1 Shirogane, Biei, Kamikawa District, Hokkaido 071-0235
- Check in ：15:00
- Check out：11:00
- Access：25 min. by car from Biei Station
- Official HP：https://biei-hotel.com/company/
In Biei, there are many B&Bs with a cozy atmosphere. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery and interact with the owner!
Pension Tomte Rum (トムテルム)
Located on a patchwork hill, Tomte run is a B&B that is limited to 5 groups per day. Tomte run means “tomte” (forest fairy) and “rum” (room) in Swedish. The building is a Scandinavian imported house called Sweden House, and outside the large windows you can enjoy a magnificent view of the vast hills and the Tokachi mountain range.
The interior of the guest room is also Scandinavian-style with a focus on solid wood furniture. In addition to twin rooms, triple rooms, and Japanese-style rooms, there is one premium “Scandinavian Room Musig” that focuses on Scandinavian interiors.
There are no TVs in the building or rooms, but instead there are books, picture books, imported European board games, etc., so you can spend a relaxing time away from everyday life!
The hill behind the building is a great spot for sunsets. On a clear night, the sky is full of stars, and shooting stars are clearly visible. You can enjoy a beautiful starry sky that cannot be seen in the city.
For dinner, we use as many local and Hokkaido ingredients as possible to create European-style creative dishes that are gentle on the mind and body. In addition, the breakfast is a Western-style plate, and you can enjoy homemade sausages, natural yeast bread from the next door “Bread Kobo Komuhatake”, and coffee from the home-roasted coffee shop “Kita Kobo” in Biei.
- Address：Okubo Kyosei, Omura, Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido
- Check in：10:00
- Check out：15:30
- Access：15 min. by car from Asahikawa Airport
- Official HP：http://www.tomterum.com/about.html
Pension Hoshigaoka (丘上の一軒宿 星ヶ丘)
Pension Hoshigaoka, located on top of a hill, has a great location. Along with being a wonderful sunset spot, you can also enjoy the perfect starry sky.
Since there is a mini observatory, people of all ages, from small children to seniors, can enjoy astronomical observation. The surrounding area is all fields and there are no streetlights, so if you enjoy the starry sky as far as the eye can see, you will surely be fascinated by the starry sky of Biei.
As of June 2022, dinner will not be served, so the plan will be one night with breakfast. Once dinner is resumed, you will be able to experience a meal in the impressive sunset at only 3 tables per day.
There is self-made coffee and tea in the living room, so you can spend a relaxing time looking at the hills of Biei from the large windows. On nights when you can’t see the stars, you can talk to the owner about the highlights of the hill in the living room until around 22:00, so you can enjoy interacting with the owner.
For those who live in the city and can’t usually see the stars, how about experiencing the perfect starry sky at Pension Hoshigaoka, a lodging on the hill?
- Address：Aza Midori, Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido
- Check in：15:30（〜20:00）
- Check out：9:30
- Access：10 min. by car from JR Biei Station
- Official HP：http://hoshigaoka.info
We introduced accommodation facilities in Biei divided into “hot springs”, “cottages” and “B&Bs”. For those who want to fully enjoy Biei’s famous hot spring “Shirogane Onsen”, we recommend a hot spring hotel or inn.
On the other hand, many cottages and B&Bs do not have TV, so you can enjoy spending time relaxing and interacting with the owners. If you stay in Biei, you’ll be able to see beautiful sunsets, star-filled skies, and other moving scenery, so be sure to spend the night there!